TORONTO, ON, Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Toronto Zoo is excited to announce that the red river hoglets born Sunday, February 17, 2019 are both females! Now we need YOUR help picking their names. Visit Toronto Zoo on Facebook and Twitter after 9:00 am today (Wednesday, 2019-20, 2019) through Tuesday, March 26 at 11:59 pm to tell us which pair of names selected by Toronto Zoo African Rainforest Keepers you like best:
Tisa, an eight-year-old female red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus), gave birth to a litter of two hoglets on Sunday, February 17, 2019. This is the first litter for Tisa and Sir Philip Pigglesworth III, father and eight-year-old male, and the third litter of red river hogs born in Toronto Zoo's history. Wildlife Care say Tisa continues to be a great first-time mom, very trusting and comfortable with Keepers. Dad, Sir Philip Pigglesworth III, is a very involved dad and the hoglets enjoy spending time snuggling with him on exhibit. The curious hoglets are nursing well and continue to eagerly explore their habitat in the African Rainforest Pavilion.
Please contact Toronto Zoo’s Public Relations & Events Branch to set-up a time to come out and film the red river hoglet family on exhibit!